Holland, Lela Marie
Friday, January 22, 2021
Lela Marie Holland, 89, of Chattanooga, born July 2, 1931, passed away January 22, 2021. Lela loved her family and church family. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Her favorite ministry was cooking for church functions and her family. She loved watching and listening to gospel preaching and music. She took pride in her appearance and everything she did, she did it as unto the Lord and she loved to laugh.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Laverne “Pedab” Holland; parents, Hiram B. and Lena Grayson Ridge; son, William Donald and daughter-in-law, Jan Palmer Ellison; brothers, Paul Ridge, Claude Ridge and Rev. Harold Ridge and wife, Dorothy Ridge; sister, Lucille Ridge Ellison and brother-in-law, Sonny Ellison; baby sister, Juanita Ridge; and brother-in-law, Charles Cameron.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Lonnie (Freda) Ellison, Jeannie (Billy) Lippard and like her own son, Larry Weathers; grandchildren, Holly (Shawn) Moore, Clinton (Amber) Ellison, Julie (Frank) Schwabe, Kara (Daniel) Silvers and Ginger (Jimmy) Mullins; great-grandchildren, Zoie and Grant Moore, John, Garrett, Emma, Carson and Sarah Mae Ellison, Leah Schwabe, Nolan Silvers and Isabel Mullins; sister, Leota and Charles Dunlap; and sisters-in-law, Jean Ridge and Betty Ridge.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Trenton Chapel, with Brother Nick Forshee and Brother Max Kesler officiating. She will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Gardens West, with a graveside service at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from noon-4 p.m.
The family would like to thank her caretakers, Jillian, Kelly, Lynn and Gabby, for their loving care.
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Arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.